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Govt to get 30th Amendment approved before NA term ends: sources

By The Frontier Post | May 15, 2018

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk): The federal government has decided to get the proposed 30th Amendment of the Constitution approved before the incumbent National Assembly completes its term, sources told media News Tuesday. The amendment would serve as a means to merge the country’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, according to sources. National […]

Ireland Test debut ends in five-wicket defeat by Pakistan

By The Frontier Post | May 15, 2018

DUBLIN (Agencies): Pakistan debutant Imam-ul-Haq saw his side to victory as Ireland’s first match in men’s Test cricket ended in a gallant last-day defeat by five wickets at Malahide on Tuesday. Pakistan, set a seemingly modest 160 to win, after earlier making Ireland follow-on, collapsed to 14 for three before lunch on the fifth day. […]

Nawaz Money laundering allegations: Senate body summons NAB chairman

By The Frontier Post | May 15, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on Law and Justice on Tuesday summoned National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal tomorrow over allegations of money laundering in India on former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Sources said that a meeting of Senate Standing Committee on Law and Justice over NAB’s controversial statement will be […]

Nawaz not leaving any opportunity to give Pakistan a bad name, says Qureshi  

By The Frontier Post | May 15, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Senior leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Shah Mehmood Qureshi strongly condemned the recent remarks of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif regarding the 2008 Mumbai attacks. Qureshi while addressing in national assembly session on Tuesday, he said that Nawaz is continuously creating problems for the country and adding that he is not leaving […]

Nawaz terms NSC statement worrisome and frightening

By The Frontier Post | May 15, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The disqualified prime minister Nawaz Sharif has rejected the statement of the National Security Council (NSC) in which the NSC had condemned the PML-N leader’s controversial remarks regarding the 2008 Mumbai attacks. Earlier on Monday, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi chair the National Security Council (NSC) and it termed the Nawaz’s statement […]

Pakistan shows concerns over shifting US embassy to Jerusalem

By The Frontier Post | May 15, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan showed concerns over the United States decision of shifting its embassy to Jerusalem on Monday and asked the international community to play its role in for the sustainable peace in the Middle East. Foreign office issued a statement on Tuesday, according to statement; US completely ignored the calls of the international […]

Global

Japan finance official quits over harassment claims

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2018

TOKYO (AP): A senior Japanese finance ministry official resigned Wednesday over sexual misconduct allegations in the latest embarrassment for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s embattled government, already hit by cronyism and other scandals. Vice Finance Minister Junichi Fukuda denied the allegations but submitted his resignation, citing difficulties carrying out his duties because of the escalating criticism […]

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Independence Day marked

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2018

HARARE (AP): Celebrating Independence Day for the first time without Robert Mugabe as leader since 1980 felt like a second emancipation for some Zimbabweans on Wednesday. For others, not quite. The southern African nation still faces persistent economic problems including cash shortages and high unemployment. Major public hospitals have been shut down after the government […]

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Cuba to choose new president

By The Frontier Post | April 19, 2018

HAVANA (AP): Cuba’s legislature has opened a two-day session that is to elect a successor to President Raul Castro. The new president will be the first person outside the Castro family to lead the island since in nearly six decades. Legislators erupted in applause Wednesday morning as Castro entered the hall in a dark suit, […]

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Erdogan calls Turkey snap polls for June 24

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2018

ANKARA (AFP): President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday called snap elections in Turkey for June 24, bringing the polls forward by over a year-and-a-half after a call from his main nationalist ally. Both presidential and parliamentary elections will be held on the same day. They had originally been scheduled for November 3, 2019. Erdogan made […]

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PM May loses Brexit legislation vote in upper parliamentary House

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2018

LONDON (Reuters): Britain’s upper house of parliament inflicted an embarrassing defeat on Theresa May’s government on Wednesday, challenging her refusal to remain in a customs union with the European Union after Brexit. The House of Lords voted 348 to 225 in favor of an amendment to her Brexit blueprint, the EU withdrawal bill, which would […]

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Trump contradicts himself over Comey firing

By The Frontier Post | April 18, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters): US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he did not fire James Comey “because of the phony Russia investigation,” contradicting his 2017 statement that he ousted the FBI director last year over the probe. Trump fired Comey on May 9, 2017, as the law enforcement agency investigated alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 […]

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Pakistan

Five of same family shot dead in Lahore

By The Frontier Post | August 7, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: At least five people of a same family were killed in Phularwan area of Lahore city on Tuesday. According to reports, two groups started fire at each other following a scuffle over a minor dispute. Police reached the spot after the incident and shifted the bodies to the hospital for further procedure. […]

Monsoon: Heavy rain lashes twin cities  

By The Frontier Post | August 7, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Heavy rain lashed the adjacent areas of Islamabad and Rawalpindi on Monday night. The continuous downpour in different areas flooded roads and streets in the twin cities and commuters faced immense difficulties while trying to carry on with their routines. Several areas in Rawalpindi such as Sadiqabad, Shamsabad, Committee Chowk and Javed […]

‘Regional integration not possible without regional trade’

By The Frontier Post | August 7, 2018

F.P. Report Islamabad: “Regional integration is not possible as long as regional trade is sacrificed at the altar of so called security”. This was stated by former Senator Farhatullah Babar while taking part in a discussion organized by the Institute of Regional Studies in Islamabad (IRS) in the premises of Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad […]

Imran Khan to use Punjab House as official residence

By The Frontier Post | August 7, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The parliamentary meeting of Pakistan Tehreek-e- Insaf’s (PTI) bigwigs decided on Monday that Punjab house would be the official residence of Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan. The party spokesman, Naeem-ul-Haq told the media Monday that all the arrangements regarding Imran Khan’s stay in Punjab House have been finalized under the austerity drive promised […]

Asad: Opposition parties in panic after PTI wins

By The Frontier Post | August 7, 2018

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: Former speaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly and elected MNA of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Asad Qasar said that the all opposition parties feared that they could not win next election if PTI government completed five years tenure. In a statement, he said that PTI became the first political party in history to return in […]

PML-N to play role of strong opposition: Malik

By The Frontier Post | August 7, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader, Malik Ahmad Khan has said that the party will play will play role of strong opposition in Punjab. He stated this while talking to media persons after meeting of the party held under the chair of PML-N President Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif in Lahore on Monday. Malik Ahmed […]

Afghanistan

At least five killed as militants attack Kabul’s hotel

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: As many as five people were killed and six others were injured on Saturday night after the militants attacked Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel. The militants seized hostages and started exchange of gunfire with security forces. The Afghan Interior Ministry, spokesman, Najib Danish told on Sunday morning that security forces rescued 126 hostages including […]

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Bomb blast leaves 2 dead, hurt

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2018

Monitoring Desk KHOST: A bomb blast left one person dead and another wounded in Gardez, capital of southeastern Paktiya province, police said Saturday. The bomb attached to a private motorcar detonated in the limits of Gardez city just before noon Saturday, Sardar Wali Tabassum, spokesman of Paktiya police, told media person. He said driver of […]

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67 captive security men released

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: As many as 67 security personnel were set free from two detention centers of Taliban during operation of the Afghan forces in Baghran, defense ministry announced on Saturday. According to a defense ministry press release, Afghan National Army and NDS joint forces launched offensive against two Taliban prisons in Baghran district. Resultantly, […]

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Taliban kill ex-commander on charges of ISIS links

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Taliban insurgents have executed one of their former commanders on charges of having links with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) loyalists in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. The police commandment of Nangarhar in a statement said Saturday that the former Taliban commander was killed in Dur Baba district. […]

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No female doctor in remote Ghazni areas

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2018

Monitoring Desk GHAZNI CITY: Residents of far-flung areas in southern Ghazni province transfer their female family patients to kilometers away to district centers or the provincial capital against an artificially increased taxi fare. The people in remote area say at times it takes a whole day to find a taxi for shifting a female patient […]

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Taliban would soon be defeated in Farah: MoD

By The Frontier Post | January 21, 2018

Monitoring Desk KABUL:  After reports of growing Taliban activities in Farah District, capital of Farah province, the Afghan defense ministry has said missive operation has been launched in this western province to suppress Taliban. Brig. Gen. Mohammad Radmanish, deputy spokesman of Afghan defense ministry, told Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) Saturday that the defense ministry was […]

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Business

SECP holds seminar

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: In order to take forward its campaign of corporatization, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), organized an awareness seminar on ‘formation of companies under the Companies Act, 2017’ on Thursday. It was held in collaboration with the Lahore Tax Bar Association. A large number of lawyers, accountants and corporate consultants […]

Branchless Banking accounts number reaches record 33m

By The Frontier Post | February 16, 2018

ISLAMABAD (APP): The number of Branchless Banking (BB) accounts has surged to 33 million by September 2017, exhibiting a positive trend during last one year. The three month period from July to September, 2017 saw a record increase of 5.7 million accounts. The rise in BB accounts is exhibiting a steeper trend since June 2016 […]

Current account gap at 7.7b in Dec 2017 in Turkey

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2018

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Turkey ran a current account deficit of $7.7 billion in December 2017, according to the Turkish Central Bank on Wednesday. Data showed that annual deficit reached $47.1 billion in 2017. “This development in the current account is mainly attributable to $3.2 million increase in the goods deficit, recording net outflow of $7.4 […]

Bank AL Habib declares pre-tax profit of Rs.14.04b

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Board of Directors of Bank AL Habib Limited (the Bank) announced the financial results of the Bank for the year ended December 31, 2017. As per the results, the Bank continued its growth momentum even in the backdrop of low interest rate scenario and declared the pre-tax profit of Rs. 14.04 […]

UK’s trade team to identify infrastructure opportunities

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2018

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Pakistan Rehman Chishti MP led a delegation of six senior business representatives from the UK’s financial, legal and professional services sector to discuss UK commercial participation in infrastructure projects in Pakistan. Some of the UK’s leading companies took part in the delegation which was led by […]

PMEX index closes at 3,201 points

By The Frontier Post | February 15, 2018

F.P. Report KARACHI: Pakistan Mercantile Exchange Limited’s commodity Index on Tuesday closed at 3,201 points, with traded value of metals, energy and COTS/FX recorded at Rs 4.173 billion and 5,958 lots traded. Major business was contributed by gold amounting to Rs 1.378 billion, followed by currencies through COTS Rs 924.089 million, WTI crude oil Rs […]

Sports

National Badminton Championship in Lahore, Players complain of fewer matches

By The Frontier Post | January 7, 2018

F.P. Report LAHORE: 55th annual Badminton National Badminton Championship is underway in Lahore where over 200 players took part at the Gymnasium hall of Punjab University’s New Campus. Seventeen Men and Eleven Women teams are participating in national premier badminton activity being organised by Pakistan badminton federation. Players complained of fewer games while women players […]

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Sarfraz should not use ‘tough conditions’ excuse: Zaheer Abbas

By The Frontier Post | January 7, 2018

Monitoring Desk KARACHI: Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed pinpointed tough condition as well as losing both Azhar Ali and Babar Azam in the opening over as the prime reasons for his team’s abysmal showing in the opening ODI defeat to New Zealand on Saturday — excuses that didn’t sit will with legendary batsman Zaheer Abbas. Pakistan were […]

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Fakhar resistance in vain as NZ wins by 61 runs

By The Frontier Post | January 7, 2018

Monitoring Desk WELLINGTON: Kane Williamson scored a century and Tim Southee captured three wickets in a devastating spell to guide New Zealand to victory over Pakistan in a rain-shortened One Day International on Saturday. New Zealand won the match by 61 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis system to take a 1-0 lead in the five-game series […]

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Usman Khawaja hits 171 as Australia build lead in Sydney

By The Frontier Post | January 7, 2018

Monitoring Desk SYDNEY: Usman Khawaja hit a mammoth 171 and Shaun Marsh was approaching his sixth test century as Australia eased 133 runs ahead of England on 479 for four after the third day of the fifth Ashes clash on Saturday. Khawaja shared a stand of 188 with captain Steve Smith, who was dismissed just […]

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Sharapova, Halep into semi-finals of Shenzhen Open

By The Frontier Post | January 5, 2018

Monitoring Desk SHENZHEN: Former world number one Maria Sharapova cruised past Kazakhstan’s Zarina Diyas and into the semi-finals of the Shenzhen Open in China on Thursday. Sharapova, who won 6-3 6-3, struck 24 winners and five aces to stay on course for a title clash with top-ranked Simona Halep after the Romanian dismissed Aryna Sabalenka […]

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Injured Andy Murray pulls out from Australian Open

By The Frontier Post | January 5, 2018

Monitoring Desk SYDNEY: Former world number one Andy Murray withdrew from the Australian Open Thursday after failing to recover from a hip injury, joining injured Japanese star Kei Nishikori on the sidelines. The 30-year-old suffered the injury last year and has not played on the ATP tour since losing in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon. “Sadly […]

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